Psychology & Psychiatry

Blood test unlocks new frontier in treating depression

Doctors for the first time can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the medical field beyond what has essentially been a guessing game of prescribing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research takes guesswork out of depression

A team of Australian and United States mental health researchers has found that combining new brain scan techniques with patient information about any early life trauma can predict with unprecedentedly high (80%) accuracy ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two-drug combo helps older adults with hard-to-treat depression

More than half of older adults with clinical depression don't get better when treated with an antidepressant. But results from a multicenter clinical trial that included Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

MRI study finds that depression uncouples brain's hate circuit

A new study using MRI scans, led by Professor Jianfeng Feng, from the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, has found that depression frequently seems to uncouple the brain's "Hate Circuit". The study entitled ...

Genetics

Genes linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Broad sweeps of the human genome have exposed genetic mutations that boost the risk of the devastating yet baffling diseases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to two studies published Sunday.

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